The monthly site traffic function is sometimes identified as information transfer or bandwidth as well, yet all of the abovementioned names apply to the same thing - what amount of info can be transferred to and from a cloud hosting account. The web site traffic can be produced in two ways, the more apparent one being website visits. If someone visits your site, their Internet browser requests and downloads the pages from the website hosting server then shows them on their end. The more website visitors you have, the more outbound traffic is generated from your hosting account. Considering that this feature includes the total traffic, not just the website visits, you should not forget that incoming traffic is measured as well. This means web site content and other files that you upload to the account through a file manager or an FTP application are counted towards the account allowance. The transfer is typically checked on a monthly basis and the counter resets on the first day of each month whatever your actual date of signup.